New York City is the largest city in the United States and has a population of over eight million, which, as people continue to flock to New York City, is likely to grow ever-larger. This is Broadway, this is Wall Street, this is a city of history and legends, and who wouldn't want to visit it at least once (even if just to say they'd gone).
New York has five boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx) and its metropolitan area spreads far further, encompassing 22 million people altogether. Most New Yorkers use public transportation or walk, and you'd probably be advised to do the same. These are crowded streets.
The first stop for immigrants was traditionally New York City and many of them stayed here, which is one reason New York City has a global composition. It has also been the site of great tragedy, but even the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 only brought the city closer together. Each street side may look different, the only common theme to the restaurants is their variety, and buildings that date from over a century ago coexist with modern skyscrapers, but there's a unity in the diversity.
The attractions are also diverse and too numerous to name. You've likely heard of many of the most famous. The Empire State Building, the Bronx Zoo, Times Square, Coney Island are names that have passed into American culture and they're just a scant handful of what there is to see in New York City. Watch a show on Broadway, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The city is expensive, but you can literally spend weeks there . . . just exploring. New York is located at the base of the Hudson River in southeastern New York. For more information about New York City, refer to the navigational bar at the left-hand side of the screen.